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Unvaccinated & unemployed: Who can claim benefits

There are 5 states that have created laws and regulations to protect unvaccinated employees from being unable to collect unemployment. COVID-19 vaccine statuses are becoming more common when it comes to employment. Some companies will no longer employ you if you remain ... MORE
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These states will pay workers unemployment who refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine

There are currently 5 states that will give employees that refused the vaccine unemployment benefits by law. Normally under these circumstances, employees fired would not qualify for unemployment benefits. According to AS.com, that is not the case for Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, ... MORE
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New York City will pay people who get COVID booster shot $100 as Omicron spreads exponentially

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new incentive for people to get vaccinated against COVID. A new booster shot program will mean anyone who gets an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by December 31 will receive $100. “Boost ... MORE
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How many waves of coronavirus pandemic will there be? What is long COVID in Omicron variant?

Has the United States reached the fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic? Cases are surging across the U.S. as experts point to Omicron as it fuels another relentless wave of cases. The fast-spreading Omicron variant is fueling major concerns as the U.S ... MORE
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Will the latest COVID-19 variant, Omicron, ruin family plans for another Christmas?

Omicron is spreading quickly, similarly to what happened with the Delta variant. This is happening right before Christmas and New Year’s Day. Experts have differing opinions, but many feel it’s important that family see each other this holiday after last Christmas was ... MORE
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COVID vaccine will be mandated for all K-12 students by next fall, Hochul says

Governor Kathy Hochul says there will be a statewide mandate on COVID-19 vaccination for all school age children. However, it won’t come until the state legislature acts. Governor Hochul was recently asked if she’d consider a mandate for all children across New ... MORE
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Biden’s COVID vaccine mandate on larger employers gets 2-1 appeals court victory: Will it begin January 4?

An appeals court ruled Friday that President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for large private sector employers could move forward. That was a reversal on a decision that would require 84 million members of the U.S. workforce to be vaccinated if they ... MORE
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COVID VACCINE UPDATE: Hochul says New York will change ‘fully vaccinated’ to mean boosted, but CDC panel puts J&J shot in question

Governor Kathy Hochul indicated on Thursday that becoming ‘fully vaccinated’ would include booster shots sooner than later. Right now ‘fully vaccinated’ is considered having two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson. “At ... MORE
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What are the side effects to the COVID-19 booster shot?

The CDC and FDA are both suggesting that any Americans eligible for their COVID-19 booster vaccine get it ahead of the holidays. Many people express nervousness over the side effects following the first two doses of the vaccine. There have been reports ... MORE
What are the COVID-19 vaccine side effects for children?

What are the COVID-19 vaccine side effects for children?

The CDC has granted their approval for the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5-11, so parents are beginning to prepare. The FDA has shared the list of the most common side effects for kids when receiving the vaccine ... MORE
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What’s better: COVID-19 vaccine or natural immunity?

The CDC has released a report officially backing up that immunity obtained through the COVID-19 vaccine is stronger than natural immunity from being infected. That being said, studies are also showing that natural immunity lasts at least 6 months past the original ... MORE
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How long will natural immunity last against COVID-19?

A study recently released by scientists in the United Kingdom shows that antibodies from COVID-19 due to natural infection will last at least 10 months. The study looked at blood samples from individuals that contracted the disease when it first began during ... MORE
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URMC says it needs more information on healthcare worker vaccine mandate after court ruling kills religious exemptions

One of the region’s largest health systems says it needs more information on the religious exemption update that came down from the courts last week. On Friday, a judge agreed with New York State – lifting the religious exemption that was temporarily ... MORE
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Study shows blood clots in Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients was caused by the vaccine

A new study released looked at the reports of individuals who had a rare type of blood clot following their Johnson & Johnson vaccine called a cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, or CVST. The data shows there is a significantly higher incidence rate ... MORE
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Will the COVID vaccine be required for students in school? Vaccine mandates could be coming soon

Governor Kathy Hochul says all options are on the table when it comes to COVID vaccine mandates and school children. Could there be a vaccine mandate inside public schools in New York? Governor Hochul said it’s possible, but she hopes everyone does ... MORE